AUSTIN, Texas — Scooters aren't allowed on the Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail on Lady Bird Lake — but that doesn't seem to be stopping people from riding them there.

There have been complaints on social media this month about scooter riders speeding on the trail.

The Austin Parks and Recreation Department said it's been working on signage to remind people you can't ride them on the trail.

But a park ranger told KVUE enforcement is tricky.

"Not everybody needs a ticket for this kind of thing. We just need to get the word out that the right behavior on the Butler hike and bike trail is to go on there with your electric bike, your bike or on foot," Park Ranger Program Manager LeAnn Ishcomer said.

The parks department can contact Austin police when rangers see a violation. But Ishcomer couldn't say how many tickets officers have issued to people riding scooters on the trail.

"Our hope is that people take accountability for their personal behavior, and that we all decide to leave no trace in city of Austin parks," Ishcomer said.

If you see a scooter rider on the trail, you can report them by contacting 3-1-1.


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